NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 2.7% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $658.1 billion.
Caulks and sealants manufacturer DAP Products has introduced a new drywall repair product that allows contractors and remodelers to patch holes in minutes without spackle, sanding, or tools.
LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, announced today that LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier is now an APA Structural I Rated wall and roof sheathing.
One big winner on election day was a dramatic expansion of the legal use of marijuana, which was granted by the voters in five states.
With COVID-19 surging out of control across the country, and daily death tolls approaching the highest numbers since the spring, many contractors are bracing for more government-mandated work stoppages on construction sites, similar to those ordered in the initial weeks of the pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections.
Lost-time injuries and illnesses resulting from “environmental cold” spiked nearly 142% in 2018 – soaring to 290 cases from 120 the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a recent edition of Safe + Sound Partnership News, OSHA turned a spotlight on the collaboration with NFC to create Toolbox Talks and posters on extension ladders, nail guns, step ladders, and distractions in both English and Spanish for Safe + Sound Week 2020.
Experts from the offsite construction and components market said the labor market could get even tighter in the next several years.
A trend of higher demand for housing in lower-density areas reported in the second quarter National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has persisted into the fall, as single-family and multifamily construction continued to overperform in lower cost markets like suburbs and exurbs.
Home became everything when stay-at-home orders were issued in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Americans’ attitudes about their present and future home needs continue to transform in the months since then.
Confidence in the multifamily housing market continued to recover from its 1st quarter trough, with the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) rising to 48 in the third quarter (up from 37 in the second quarter and 27 in the first quarter), according to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Multifamily Market Survey.
US contractor Link Construction, based in Shakopee, Minnesota, cut the construction time of two new homes by three weeks by using one Potain Igo MA 21 self-erecting crane which could reach the entire jobsite.
Builders FirstSource and BMC reported that they have cleared preliminary government approval for a proposed super merger.
SBCA’s membership overwhelmingly supports 2020/2021 board resolution to extend Executive Committee member terms by one year.